The End of the Day

June 19, 2009

When we returned we needed to go to the store to get some groceries and Jo Ann was tired of driving and wanted to stay at the house and work on the blog.  Marilyn is included on the rental car as a driver so she said she would drive to the store.  I went with her – we wouldn’t let her go alone.  She hadn’t driven a stick shift in many years and we didn’t really know where we were going.  But we knew it wasn’t far and we were in for the adventure.  We had 20 minutes to get to the store before it closed.  It took a few tries to get out of the driveway but by then she had the feel for the clutch and was good.  Then we headed out.  We drove as we had remembered going before and found a store called Lytel which is a large chain of grocery stores.  It was 10 minutes to closing and we made it into the store.  We found everything but paper towels (I don’t think they use them here because  I’ve looked in any number of stores for them) and then had to buy a bag to carry the groceries home because you’re supposed to bring your own bags.  And after smiling and nodding at  a comment from the clerk that must have been “Hurry up we’re closing ” we found the gin and the beer and headed for check out!  We returned the cart to get our Euro coin back and loaded the car.  We retraced our tracks and found our way back to the house and settled in to have our dry martinis (without ice) and liverworst with pumpernicle.  Since we had had apple strudle and coffee late in the afternoon at the Farm Museum, we were satisfied with that for dinner. 

 Now we are watching CNN World (in English) and will be going to bed soon.   It’s late and we need to get rested for whatever will happen tomorrow.  I think we are supposed to be trying to contact Peter Freking and find out if he is really a cousin or not!


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